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Shopping for prom bargains

Michael Leskovec Michael Leskovec
Nanci Kriedman Nanci Kriedman
Melody Papali Melody Papali

Honolulu - Prom season is fast approaching and for many girls, the dress is very important.

It can also set you back hundreds of dollars. But on Saturday, those shopping not only found the perfect thing to wear. They also found bargains and helped others in the community who are victims of domestic violence.

There was a flurry of activity at the Domestic Violence Action Center this weekend.

Island teens looked for the perfect prom dress. Some shopped alone, others brought dad along to help hunt for bargains.

Which can really help after all the other expenses of high school.

"The whole senior year is a whole financial experience. There is one project or event after another, and you don't want to begrudge your child those experiences. So you try to find a bargain to supplement the cost," said Makakilo parent, Michael Leskovec.

The once worn dresses were donated by young women from a number of Oahu schools. They not only come with discount, but also an important message for young girls.

"This is an opportunity to raise money and raise awareness, that safe dating is key to our young people," said Nanci Kriedman, with the Domestic Violence Action Center.

That message was given out as shoppers searched for the right accessories and jewelry to go along with that perfect dress.

Teens also got hair and makeup tips from experts. Money raised from this one day sale will help support victims of domestic violence.

Giving many girls, a good feeling from spending money on prom.

"I think thats great, cause you can get a cheap dress and you're helping others," said Hawaii Kai student, Melody Papali.

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